MzGee, a popular Ghanaian media personality, has shared a story of how she was rejected by Despite Media in 2021 because she was more fluent in English than Akan.
She narrated the incident during an interview with Abeiku Santana, who works with Despite Media. She said she once visited Fadda Dickson, the Managing Director of Despite Media Group, to deliver a plaque when she was working with JoyNews.
She met Abeiku Santana in Fadda’s office, who introduced her and praised her work to Fadda. Abeiku then asked Fadda Dickson if he would hire her and that was when Fadda gave a negative response.
MzGee said Fadda showed no interest in her because she was not good at speaking Akan, which is the main language of Despite Media’s platforms.
She recalled the conversation with Abeiku Santana as follows:
“Years ago, I came here with Don and Capito. We were going to present a plaque to Fadda Dickson upstairs. Cast your mind back in 2021, when we got upstairs and you did the introduction, what did you say? Do you remember? That was my first time of meeting Fadda Dickson.
“After giving me accolades, you asked Fadda whether he will employ me and he said he doesn’t like any English-speaking shenanigans in the company. He said I should stay in my English field. Fadda did not accept me in 2021.”
MzGee, who is now the host of UTV’s United Showbiz, said Abeiku believed in her and foresaw her future.
“What did you use to call me at that time, the Wendy Williams of Ghana right? Before now you knew me, you predicted my future. You didn’t see me as a photocopy or an imitation.”
MzGee has faced a lot of criticism and backlash from some people since she became the host of United Showbiz, but she has remained strong and focused.